For those gardeners living in areas of Southern California with coastal influence, June can be a busy month in the garden. Here are some tasks that should be on your list: Monitor plants regularly, at least every other day during warm weather and every day during hot weather to catch wilting, irrigation, pest, disease, weed, […]
By the end of June, gardeners in Southern California’s warmer inland valleys are generally maintaining and harvesting rather than planting. Few if any cool season vegetables are still thriving, and warm summer vegetables are generally ready for harvest. However, to get the most out of existing plantings, gardeners need to to do more than occasionally […]
Storing. As with most vegetables, snap or green beans are at their best just after picking; if not cooked or eaten after harvest, cool snap or green beans immediately for optimum storage life. Under ideal storage conditions of 32° F and 95% relative humidity, green beans will store well for 7 to 10 days. If […]
Fun with GardenZeus: Make a Sprinkler, Spray Gun, Outdoor Shower, or Garden Watering Wand From a Plastic Bottle Enter your Southern California zip code for customized gardening advice by plant Got bored kids or grandkids and no squirt guns on a hot day? If you’ve planned ahead well enough to have a hose connector, teflon […]
Down and Dirty Southern California Gardening A weekly GardenZeus article series to help gardeners succeed in Southern California’s unique climates and growing conditions. Post 9: Insect Pests and Diseases Usually Aren’t the Problem When your garden or landscape plants are diseased or infested with insect pests, obviously you need to deal with the diseases or […]
Facing a long list of winter gardening tasks? Make it easy with these lightweight scissors from Fiskars. Great for deadheading flowers and harvesting vegetables.
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